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Record Number: 33524


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'She[a distant Polish relative of Conrad]spoke of you, told me you were her cousin, that you always loved reading Jules Verne's travels, etc., etc.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between Aug 1873 and Sep 1874

Country:

Poland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Lvov

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Joseph Conrad

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Dec 1857

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry
'Szlachta', or Polish landed gentry/nobility

Occupation:

Child

Religion:

Roman Catholic

Country of Origin:

Poland

Country of Experience:

Poland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jules Verne

Title:

unknown (see notes below)

Genre:

Fiction, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

first Polish editions appeared between 1863 and 1872

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33524

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

J.H. Stape and Owen Knowles

Title:

A Portrait in Letters: Correspondence to and about Conrad

Place of Publication:

Amsterdam; Atlanta GA

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

The Conradian 19, 1

Page:

8-9

Additional Comments:

Letter from Marguerite Poradowska to Joseph Conrad June 1890 from Lublin where she was visited Conrad's distant relative Josefa Syroczynska.

Citation:

J.H. Stape and Owen Knowles (ed.), A Portrait in Letters: Correspondence to and about Conrad, (Amsterdam; Atlanta GA, 1996), The Conradian 19, 1 , p. 8-9, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33524, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Most of Jules Verne's well known works were each translated into Polish the year after they appeared in French, so Conrad could have have read them in Polish, thouh it is equally likely that he read the French editions. This reading experience took place in Lvov (Lviv) then in Poland, now in Ukraine.

   
   
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